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A Brazen, Dead-Serious Attack on American Democracy

A Brazen, Dead-Serious Attack on American Democracy

More than two and a half years after Donald Trump attempted to steal the 2020 presidential election, a grand jury in Washington, D.C., has indicted the former president on four felony counts related to the plot. This is the third time that Trump has been charged with felonies in 2023, but it is also the most significant case against him. Although other charges allege serious misconduct, this indictment cuts to the gravest act he committed: his lengthy, concerted effort to subvert American democracy. The grand jury handed up the indictment this afternoon, charging Trump with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. David A. Graham: The paperwork coup The indictment, obtained by Special Counsel Jack Smith of the Department of Justice, doesn’t break open new storylines, though it does add detail. But the 45-page document brings together every aspect of the paperwork coup, from the origins of Trump’s attempt to stay in power just after the election …